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Internment Bus Tour, September 2017

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Internment Bus Tour, September 2017

Due to popular demand for the 75th anniversary, the Nikkei National Museum is pleased to announce another INTERNMENT BUS TOUR from September 11-15, 2017 (4 nights, 5 days).

On this tour you will visit WWII Japanese Canadian internment sites in beautiful British Columbia as well as some current Nikkei communities: Hastings Park, Tashme, Greenwood, Christina Lake, Lemon Creek, Popoff, Slocan, New Denver, Kaslo, Sandon, Rosebery, Kamloops and Lillooet. We visit towns and buildings that used to house internees as well as fields where shacks used to stand. We visit museums in New Denver, Kaslo and the new Tashme Museum which have unique displays of Japanese Canadian history. Knowledgeable museum staff and local historians are your guide. A handy guidebook with maps, pictures and facts will be provided. We will share stories and watch films on the bus to immerse you in Japanese Canadian history and culture for five days.

This 5-day bus tour departs and ends at Nikkei Centre in Burnaby, B.C. Canada.
Breakfast and dinner are buffet style. Lunch is either bento lunch box, paper bag lunch or buffet.

Most days we leave the hotel at 8am and arrive at the hotel at 6pm.
Cost $900 for NNMCC members or $950 for non-members per person based on double occupancy.  Single rooms are $1200 for NNMCC members or $1250 for non-members.
Accommodation, coach, breakfast (except first day), lunch, and dinner (except last day), and museum admission are included. Taxes included. Fees in Canadian dollars.
Accommodations are one night in Osoyoos, two nights in Nelson, and one night in Kamloops.

This tour will take place, but we are still under capacity. Some spots are available. Please apply as soon as possible.
Internment Bus Tour Application form
Internment Bus Tour Application form
See photos from 2017, 2015 and 2013.
For more information contact Nichola Ogiwara at jcnm[at]nikkeiplace.org | 604.777.7000 ext.109.